VP Boudou warns economic powers won't 'trample' Gov't
Vicepresident Amado Boudou arrived in San Miguel de Tucumán to head the official Independence Day celebration and renewed his call against colonialism, in reference to the country’s battle against the so-called vulture funds and also to Britain’s presence in the South Atlantic and Malvinas islands.
“We have a president that makes decisions to and for the people, by telling coporations that this is not their time, this is the time for social inclusion,” the Second-in-command said while stressing the importance of the government’s efforts to break free from economic colonialism.
"We say to concentranted economic, financial and media powers that there is a government that will keep on fighting for the 40 millions of Argentines and that will not let them trample on us again," Boudou stated.Speaking at the Tucumán’s Mercedes Sosa theatre, the Kirchnerite official said “198 years ago, here in Tucuman, the country’s political independence was proclaimed, but this is a difficult path […] because colonialism is not only political, but economic”.
In his speech, the vicepresident also referred to the situation of the Malvinas islands and rejected Britain’s presence in the South Atlantic. “It is a disgrace that in the South Atlantic, a peaceful territory, there is still a colonial enclave such as the Malvinas islands,” he stated.
Boudou assured all Argentineans that the government “will keep on fighting every day for a free, fair and sovereign nation”.
The official celebration began at 9 am with the flag raising ceremony at the Independence street in Tucumán province's capital and continued with the Tedeum religious ceremony at the city’s Cathedral.
Accompanied by members of the cabinet, the vicepresident visited the historical Tucumán House where Argentina's Independence was proclaimed on July 9, 1816.
Boudou is filling in for Ms. Kirchner who has been advised to call off all activities due to a “pharyngeal laryngitis condition.”